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Democrats / Possible Republican Surveillance #26896

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 24, 1973
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(Studio) Republican national chairperson George Bush charges that Democrats organized spying on Republicans during 1960 Kennedy campaign, incling. Richard Nixon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [BUSH - circulates affidavits supporting charges. States Carmine Bellino allegedly recruited people for Republican spying. Bellino now chief investigator for Senate Watergate committee Matter should be probed to determine truth of allegations.] [BELLINO - denies all charges.] Affidavits put together by Jerris Leonard, private attorney, who originally started in Washington, DC with John Mitchell's help. Bush says affidavits not politically motivated. Another investigator says Democrats used private investigators to carry out Republican spying.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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